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Portland -- A Plant Collector's Garden

Former owner:
McDonald, James Sir  Search this
McDonald, Anne Kerr Lady  Search this
Bates, John  Search this
Bates, Susan  Search this
Landscape architect:
Tucker, Ernest  Search this
Matschek, Clark  Search this
Lord & Schryver (Salem, Or.)  Search this
Architect:
Voorhis, Charles  Search this
Meyer, Ernest  Search this
Storrs, John  Search this
Landscape designer:
Matschek, Marsha  Search this
Head gardener:
Hahn, Conrad  Search this
Cole, Echo  Search this
Miner, Jay  Search this
Engineer:
Meigs, Gilbert  Search this
Garden designer:
Miner, Jay  Search this
Price, Withey  Search this
Galaher, Megan  Search this
Steel garden structures:
Schneikert, Martha  Search this
Tree pruning:
Buttrell, John  Search this
Thomas, Blake  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
A Plant Collector's Garden (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article, a printed description and plan of the garden.
Varying Form:
McDonald Garden, formerly known as.
General:
Since 1940 the gardens of this 1.75 acre property have been designed and filled with unusual specimen trees and flowering shrubs, then redesigned by a second owner equally committed to plant collecting who wanted to maintain the early gardens as much as possible. The initial design included a broad brick terrace behind the house that overlooked a sweeping lawn bordered by beds containing perennials, shrubs and trees. A rock garden marked the transition from the cultivated gardens to a native woodlands on the steep slope to the Willamette River. Behind the brick wall along the street there was a hedge of arborvitae and rhododendron had been planted along the brick wall at the far end of the terrace. A glass and brick gazebo stood in the front courtyard, topped with a hummingbird weather vane by sculptor Keith Jellum. When the property changed hands in 2002 all these features were changed too: the overgrown arborvitae were replaced with large-leafed boxwood, too tall rhododendron that blocked the view from the house were relocated, the crumbling gazebo was removed, and the hummingbird weathervane was mounted on a stand in an island bed of seasonal plantings where it can spin with the wind. The mature specimen trees including paper bark maple, Ponderosa pine, several varieties of magnolia, Garry oak, dawn redwood and a wheel tree remained but new beds were designed and planted with hellebores, hosta, fuchsias, clematis, rhododendrons, peonies, dwarf conifers and arum varieties. A new shade garden called the grotto replaced failing grass, a new green house and four bin composting center were built. The rock garden was augmented with steps and additional plantings, and wide gravel paths were laid for touring as well as working in the perennials beds that border the lawn.
Originally the 1.3 acres that were cultivated were conceived as parkland and featured rare plant material. A garden room in a warmer microclimate known as the Chilean garden was kept and included a windmill palm, swamp cypress and other semi-tropical plants; a crepe myrtle and pomegranate were espaliered on the garage wall along one side. Three copper bowl fountains of Greco-Roman design placed in the front and side courtyards were connected to a recirculating water pump in the basement of the house. The brick walls surrounding the terrace were perforated, a signature design of the original landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver and the gazebo built on a curved brick wall in the front court was a stand-out feature. The parkland was planted so there would be open views from the house and terrace of Mount Saint Helens and the Willamette River.
Persons associated with the property include Sir James and Lady McDonald (former owners, 1940-2002); Susan and John Bates (former owners, 2002-2015); Elizabeth Lord (1887-1976) and Edith Schryver (1901-1984) (landscape architects, 1940); Ernest Tucker (landscape architect, 1977); Marsha Matschek (landscape designer, 1975- );Clark Matschek (landscape architect, 1996); Conrad Hahn (head gardener, 1950); Ernest Meyer (architect, 1942); Charles Voorhis (architect, 1977); John Storrs (architect, 1960); Echo Cole (head gardener, 1996- ); Gilbert Meigs (engineer, 1978); Jay Wesley Miner (garden designer and head gardener, 2006- ); Withey Price (garden design, 2004); Megan Galaher (garden designer, 2014); Martha Schneikert (steel garden structures, 2006); John Buttrell (tree pruning, 2006- ); Blake Thomas (tree pruning, 2006- ).
Related Materials:
A Plant Collector's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (17 35 mm. slides; 49 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR034
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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[A Plant Collector's Garden]: a potted fuchsia and vintage furniture were added to the tapestry hedge and camellias in the Chilean garden.

Photographer:
Moore, Angelique Gremillion  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, color.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
A Plant Collector's Garden (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah -- Portland
Date:
2015 May.
Varying Form:
McDonald Garden, formerly known as.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Garden rooms  Search this
Fuchsia  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OR034063
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon / OR034: Portland -- A Plant Collector's Garden
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10413

Lookout Mountain -- Martha Law Woodland Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Martha Law Woodland Garden (Lookout Mountain, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County -- Lookout Mountain
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a detailed description of the garden and its history, a plant list, and other information.
General:
This 3.5 acre garden is noted for its many specimens of rhododendron, hydrangea, and leucothoe. Indeed, the garden's owner has popularized the Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' throughout the Chattanooga area and the Southeast. This natural-looking, woodland garden may look "random," but is the result of careful planning and loving care over many years. Its development actually began as the result of a major ice storm in February 1960, which, while it devastated the property's old oaks and pines, opened up new areas to sunlight and planting. The woods are now mature once more, while understory plants such as ferns and trillium grow everywhere in great abundance. Their larger cousins, planted small and far apart, now join in a tapestry with the beautiful trees.
The proceeds of a tour of this garden in 2000 have benefited the efforts of The Garden Conservancy.
Related Materials:
Martha Law Woodland Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN067
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69f3a5fcd-210a-4a08-9cd9-c0277246ff37
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[Green Garden]: looking up the hillside to the house over a tapestry of blooming azaleas and rhododendron.

Photographer:
Reed, Charlotte  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., TIFF file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Green Garden (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Date:
2016 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Fences -- wrought iron  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Rhododendrons  Search this
Houses  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA061028
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington / WA061: Seattle -- Green Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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Charleston -- Jones Garden

Former owner:
Brooks, Charles  Search this
Brooks, Mary Frances  Search this
Jones, George Jr.  Search this
Jones, Patty  Search this
Landscape designer:
Schwartz-Barker, Lynne  Search this
Sculptor:
Blumenstein, Mark  Search this
Fetty, Jeff  Search this
Provenance:
Kanawha Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jones Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and historical information.
General:
Although the 1949 white clapboard house was sited far back from the road one of the principle aims of the garden design for this approximately one acre property has been to provide privacy from the road and from neighboring properties. Beginning work in 1988 the owners developed new garden areas by: adding hardscape features including a deck behind the house and newly-designed curved wall patios in front of the house, grading to direct water run-off away from the house and garden beds, re-purposing a small former playhouse as a potting shed at the end of a new bluestone path, and installing an irrigation system. Then more extensive plantings could be installed, focusing on creating four seasons of interest, using more native plants, attracting songbirds, butterflies and wildlife, developing a seamless tapestry of all the garden areas, and providing views of the vernacular garden from the house, patios, covered porch and deck. The view from the street was also considered and a timber terraced perennial bed was installed on the street side of the shrub screen bed.
A small oval perennial bed in front of the house was enlarged to wrap around the side of the house, forming an L-shaped shrub, rose and mixed perennial garden. Pansies provide winter bloom, followed by spring bulbs, peonies, spireas and iris. In summer and fall perennials include day-lilies, bee balm, hibiscus and Shasta daisies. Shrub roses were added to the old roses from previous plantings that were re-positioned. Another smaller L-shaped bed along the side driveway includes a tower of stacked large flower pots that are planted with seasonal annuals. A shade border follows the curve of the other patio and because this side of the house is downhill and wetter plantings include red twig dogwoods and marsh marigolds. Two large oasis flower beds were installed around trees in the front lawn, a crimson king maple and a mature oak, with hellebores for winter, and narcissus, ferns, hostas, and Japanese anemones for successive blooms and foliage.
The roadside garden has a screen of native cedars, forsythias, hydrangeas and lilacs, under-planted with hostas, perennial hibiscus and daffodils. A white garden that can be viewed across the lawn from the house at the end of the day includes a white flowering redbud tree, white bleeding heart, woodland phlox, wood asters, candytuft and tiarella. The potting shed garden was overgrown with shrubs and vines that were cleared away, to be replaced by transplanted rhododendrons and a tree peony, perennials and hydrangeas as well as the bluestone path, a native stone wall, and a bench. At the back of the house the entire back yard was regraded and had drains installed, the latticework under the deck was replaced with planters, and a stone patio was built for sitting in the perennial and shrub garden with roses that is bordered by boxwood. At the back end of the property there is a wooded area with a ravine.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles and Mary Frances Brooks (former owners, 1947-1954); George and Patty Jones Jr. (former owners, 1954-1987); Lynne Schwartz-Barker (landscape designer, 2002-2015); Mark Blumenstein (sculptor); Jeff Fetty (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Jones Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV019
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6720a420d-c3f6-49b1-a58f-53932bd0e062
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11860

Palm Beach -- Villa Filipponi

Architect:
Wyeth, Marion Sims  Search this
Smith Architectural Group, Inc.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Niveria, Mario  Search this
Horticulturist:
Mullan, Janna  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Villa Filipponi (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The garden at Villa Filipponi is a tapestry of tropical trees, shrubs, ground cover plants, cacti and succulents with orchids mounted on tree trunks and planted in containers. The main garden has a large center lawn surrounded by borders containing fruit and ornamental trees, many varieties of palm trees, succulents and cacti grown in containers, and tropical perennials as the understory. A shaded brick path leads around the garden and to the house and outbuildings which include an orchid house. The garden is located several blocks from the ocean which protects it from winds and salt spray but hurricanes, especially Wilma in 2005, have been destructive and the garden has had to be reconstructed. The variety of shrubs, tropical perennials, trees, bromeliads and cacti and succulents planted by the owner and her horticulturalist is extensive.
The Mediterranean Revival style house was designed by Palm Beach architect Marion Syms Wyeth in 1925 and designated a Palm Beach landmark in 2001. The original lots were one-quarter acre but a previous owner bought the adjacent property and demolished that house, providing the site for the main garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Count and Countess Carlo Filipponi (former owners, 1925- ); Mrs. Granville Morse (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKnight (former owners, 1988-1997); Marion Sims Wyeth (architect, 1925); Smith Architectural Group, Inc. (architects, 1990); Mario Niveria (ASLA) (landscape architect, 1998); Janna Mullan (horticulturist, 2013- ).
Related Materials:
Villa Filipponi related holdings consist of 2 folders (14 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL175
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12019

Unionville -- Doe Run

Former owner:
Thouron, John Rupert Hunt, 1907-2007  Search this
Thouron, Esther duPont, d. 1984  Search this
Plantsman:
Thouron, John Rupert Hunt, 1907-2007  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Wilmington  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Doe Run (Unionville, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, a site plan, copies of articles about the garden, photocopies of correspondence, and additional information about Sir John Thouron and the property.
Varying Form:
Glencoe.
General:
Doe Run was the home/horse farm/garden of Sir John and Lady Esther (duPont) Thouron. Once known as "Glencoe," it was renamed by Sir John, who was an internationally renowned plantsman and the first to produce a clear yellow clivia. Development of the gardens, which encompassed about 15 acres of the 220-acre estate, began around 1960. Inspired by memories of his native Scotland, Sir John transformed open fields into a series of individual areas including an Alpine rock garden, water features, and English-style cottage gardens (albeit somewhat larger than those associated with the typical cottage). One highlight was a broad, 75-foot-long stone path flanked by herbaceous borders. There were also several greenhouses with orchids and flowers. Unusual plants, such as scarlet willows, a special variety of sweet bay, and new rhododendrons, were acquired from a variety of exotic and foreign sources, including Sir Peter Hutchison's 1978 expedition to China. Sir John passed away in 2007 (Lady Esther had preceded him in 1984). The property was sold in 2008.
Persons associated with the property include Sir John Thouron (former owner and plantsman, ca. 1960-2007) and Lady Esther duPont Thouron (former owner, ca. 1960-1984).
Related Materials:
Doe Run related holdings consist of 2 folders (38 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Unionville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA421
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67f8f7180-298b-4348-8088-f14dc07b06fc
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16609

Chestnut Hill -- Dane Garden

Former owner:
Weld, A. Winsor Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Randolph, Mr.  Search this
Randolph, Mrs.  Search this
Dane, Herbert P., Mrs.  Search this
Dane, Herbert P.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957  Search this
Landscape designer:
Keating, Doris  Search this
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dane Garden (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plan.
General:
The original landscaping for this .75-acre garden site was done in 1895, when the house was built. In 1983 the owners at that time restored the pool and added the perennial borders on either side, as well as the tapestry hedge that hides the vegetable garden from the main part of the garden. They also added the rose garden. In 1992 two huge maples were removed along the front of the property, while oaks were added for shade at the front of the house. In 1993 Doris Keating designed and planted two crescent-shaped beds on the front lawn with small ornamental trees, and redesigned two beds by the pool. Worthy of special note are the stewartia to the right of the terrace and the oxydendrum to the right of the driveway.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. A. Winsor Weld (former owners, before 1968); Mr. and Mrs. Randolph (former owners, 1968-1983); Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Dane (former owners, 1983-1995); Arthur Shurcliff (landscape designer, 1920s); and Doris Keating (landscape designer, 1993).
Related Materials:
Dane Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA158
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Princeton -- Stony Wood Garden

Former owner:
Weeder, Erica  Search this
Fillo, Elizabeth  Search this
Coucill, Chris  Search this
Garden designer:
McCoy, Richard A.  Search this
Stone mason:
McCoy, Richard A.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Princeton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stony Wood Garden (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer -- Princeton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The woodland gardens were created out of three and one-half acres of woods and rocks and nurtured constantly for about thirteen years. With many years of previous experience gardening a sunny seven and one-half acre estate the owner had to learn gardening in the shade, specifically which shrubs and trees would survive as understory. Since it backed up to 125 acres of preserved woods the first undertaking was to have the entire property enclosed by an eight-foot tall deer fence. Next paths were laid out, rocks and stones were excavated, and terraced beds were designed and filled with topsoil. At first the stones were dumped in piles along the walkways but eventually were used to build walls or line those paths. Thirteen dogwoods were planted along a new macadam driveway with mixed success; the owner found that kousa dogwoods were more successful but still was able to cultivate specimen trees. Various ground cover plants were tried out, including ajuga, vinca, epimedium, sweet woodruff, wild ginger and pachysandra, and whatever succeeded was divided and used to fill in other locations. Tens of thousands of daffodils, scillas and mertensia were planted. Mosses and ferns, brunneras and many varieties of hostas grew very well in this woodlands garden. On the sunnier south side of the house there was an herb garden and there were pots and trellises of summer flowers, usually in shades of pink, purple, blue and white on the deck and along the walk.
The entire property was gardened organically and all the organic material that came out of the garden was composted and put back in; trees that fell or died were turned into mulch for the numerous paths. Deer still came in from the driveway and some years voles and rabbits devoured plantings that were in their prime. With so many trees the property suffered considerable damage from winter storms and Hurricane Sandy - but when trees fell a sunny spot might open up for different plants. When plantings lost their looks - too many brown leaves or too straggly - they were replaced. Varieties of trees and shrubs with yellow or variegated leaves were sought after to lighten the shade. Climbing hydrangeas and clematis succeeded in disguising the fences. Old Christmas trees and damaged trees and shrubs were grouped together in a bed known as Tapestry Row that would have varying shades of green when the plants filled out.
The owner noted that gardens are not for having but for doing. Garden work would start at the highest elevation, the entrance to the driveway, proceed downhill to the bottom of the garden then start at the top all over again. There were twenty different garden beds on the property that were planted, tended and replanted whenever that became necessary.
Persons associated with the garden include Erica Weeder (former owner, 1980-2000); Elizabeth Fillo and Chris Coucill (former owners, 2000-2014); William K. Doerler (garden designer, 1999-2001); Richard A. McCoy (garden designer and stone mason, 2001-2014).
Related Materials:
Stony Wood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ670
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b5210fbb-02d6-487b-941b-1f8a2d9e5585
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Westport -- The Kiernan Garden Designed by Michael Donnally

Former owner:
Tompkins, May Peterson  Search this
Tompkins, George  Search this
Wood, William James  Search this
Lampert, Golden S. Dr.  Search this
Architect:
Cutler, Charles  Search this
Teck, Nina Cuccio  Search this
Landscape designer:
Cutler, Amelia MacDonald  Search this
Garden designer:
Donnally, Michael  Search this
Provenance:
Stamford Garden Club (Connecticut)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Kiernan Garden Designed by Michael Donnally (Westport, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Westport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, survey plans, garden tour script (2002), and magazine article.
General:
The property is located in Westport, Connecticut and consists of approximately two acres. Originally, the Kiernan Garden was part of the 1929 Juniper Hill Estate until the land was sold and divided in 1981. The Georgian-style manor house was built in 1991. Mr. Mike Donnally, Garden Designer, initiated the five year project for the Kiernan Garden in 1987. The garden incorporates free formed island beds and plantings of hardy trees and shrubs set against a native woodland backdrop. Design elements include a grass ellipse, hornbeam allee, espaliered fruit trees, informal grass garden walks and swimming pool. The main axis of the garden can be seen from the center of the terrace. Strong vertical lines continue throughout the garden in the repetition plantings of the slender, arborvitae cultivar 'deGroot's Spire'
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: George and May Peterson Tompkins (former owners, 1929); William James Wood (former owner, ca. 1930); Dr. Golden S. Lampert (former owner, 1981); Charles Cutler (architect of original house, 1929); Amelia MacDonald Cutler (landscape designer, ?); Nina Cuccio Teck (architect of Kiernan House, 1991); Michael Donnally (garden designer of Kiernan Garden, 1987-1994).
Related Materials:
The Kiernan Garden Designed by Michael Donnally related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Westport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT292
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Atherton -- Camellia Hedges

Architect:
Sharp, Leo  Search this
Christopherson, Chris  Search this
Brocchini, Myra  Search this
Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Stafford, Jack Casper, 1921-1998  Search this
Plant, Johnathan  Search this
Horticulturist:
Plant, Johnathan  Search this
Gardener:
Spinelli, Sam  Search this
Gill, Ben  Search this
Provenance:
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Camellia Hedges (Atherton, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Atherton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and copies of articles.
General:
Owned by two successive generations, Camellia Hedges is a garden for all seasons. Designed in the tradition of an English plantsman's garden, it incorporates formal elements into a rich tapestry of plant collections including camellias, cherries, magnolias, spring bulbs, roses, hydrangeas, clematis, rhododendrons, and numerous perennials. The garden includes what is considered to be the largest private garden collection of noteworthy camellias in northern California, if not on the west coast.
Though the garden was already established in 1960 when purchased by the first generation of the family that presently owns it, it underwent an extensive redesign in 1995 to transform it into the English style that presently presides.
The home was originally built in 1938 and the original garden included extensive plantings of camellias as well as hydrangeas, boxwood hedges and oaks, including a 400 year-old coastal live oak under which sat a Japanese mound featuring a waterfall, pool and bridge. With the loss of the live oak in 1995, the back garden was redesigned, preserving the perimeter hedges and a selection of the established trees while incorporating the English garden design, including a kitchen and cutting garden featuring raised beds and thuja hedges, a fountain terrace, a Chinese garden room, and an expansive serpentine brick border. The redesign of the front garden maintained by many of the original plantings and incorporated camellia, azalea, hydrangea and boxwood transferred from the original back garden. The front garden includes a woodland garden room, as well as a formal garden room preserved from the original landscape design, featuring large flower beds framed by boxwood hedges.
Persons associated with the garden include: the Savage family (former owners, 1938-date unknown), the McLean family (former owners); Benjamin Swig (former owner, date unknown-1960); Kathryn L. and Cullen W. Coates (former owners, 1960-1984); Leo Sharp (architect, 1938); Sam Spinelli (gardener, 1960-1965); Thomas Church (landscape architect, ca. 1970-1980); Chris Christopherson (architect, 1984); Jack Stafford (landscape architect, 1984); Myra Brocchini (architect, 1996); Jonathan Plant (landscape architect, horticulturist, 1996); and Ben Gill (gardener, 1965- ).
Related Materials:
Camellia Hedges related holdings consist of 1 folder (44 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of America collection, circa 1920-[on-going].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Atherton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA470
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60534734f-54dd-48f3-a8c2-4394b308af0f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24160

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Hugelmeyer, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/20/1950
General:
No Names for Picture. Class 3 - Monday - 2nd prize - Mrs. Yoneo Arai, Greenwich Garden Club.
Mount reads: "Color Photo C20-1 by John Hugelmeyer; 1440 York Ave. NY 21."
Historic plate number: "25; C20-1."
Historic plate caption: "Class 3 - Monday 2nd Pr; Mrs. Yoneo Arai; Greenwich G.C."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Dried flower arrangement  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Niches (Architecture)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208222
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b1d55069-c46c-41ec-9da9-a59f7462a069
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28533

Whitney Garden

Creator:
Johnston, Frances Benjamin, 1864-1952  Search this
Whitney, Helen Hay  Search this
Architect:
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Provenance:
Library of Congress  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Whitney Garden (New York, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
1906
Local Call Number(s):
NY561002, 10756
General:
Image property of Library of Congress.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Interior views  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Tropical plants  Search this
Marble  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY561002
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY561: New York -- Whitney Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bd3abbb5-e31d-4212-9aae-faf8cfccdc56
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28783

Harbor Hill

Creator:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gréber, Jacques  Search this
Architect:
McKim, Mead & White  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Roslyn
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Roslyn
Date:
1930
General:
For more information: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, N. Y. The Bryant Library, Roslyn, N.Y.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Interior views  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY225018
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY225: Roslyn -- Harbor Hill
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c1e38e57-b94c-4942-9e58-ad707b5a3dc8
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref29374

Harbor Hill

Creator:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gréber, Jacques  Search this
Architect:
McKim, Mead & White  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Roslyn
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Roslyn
Date:
1930
General:
For more information: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, N. Y. The Bryant Library, Roslyn, N.Y.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Interior views  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY225019
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY225: Roslyn -- Harbor Hill
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69a2aa1e1-c0db-4cfd-9d83-99c53ccfa7dd
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref29375

Mills Mansion St Historic Site

Creator:
Mills, Ogden  Search this
Architect:
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
McKim, Mead & White  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Staatsburg
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Staatsburg
Date:
1920
General:
Famous tapestry.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Interior views  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY503001
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY503: Staatsburg -- Mills Mansion St Historic Site
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62877b909-5b23-4c5d-9cf2-ce52411650ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref29683

Pittsburgh -- Mellon Park (Walled Garden in Mellon Park)

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Photographer:
Seamans, Joe  Search this
Denmarsh, Alexander  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Mellon Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
31 digital images (2007-2019), 14 35 mm slides (circa 1980) and 2 file folders including copies of historic photographs (dates unknown, 1956, 1970, 1974) and a copy of the 1934 Country Life pictorial feature on the Mellon garden.
Varying Form:
Also known as Mellon Estate.
General:
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
The half-acre walled garden was the renaissance garden situated behind the grand estate of the Mellon family; the mansion was demolished in 1940. Land was donated to Pittsburgh and maintained as a public park, but gardens inevitably declined. The nonprofit Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, members of the Garden Club of Allegheny County and master gardeners provided maintenance, but the restoration of this garden was impelled by the desire of the Seamans family to create a memorial for their daughter, Ann Katherine Seamans. Original features remained: the tapestry brick wall on three sides, limestone steps for the classical processional through the garden, two Samuel Yellin wrought iron gates, and the pink granite fountain by sculptor Edmond R. Amateis backed by a terrace and stone wall. A raised octagonal flower bed below the steps was reconstructed, and holly hedges partially form a fourth wall where the house stood. Restored flagstone walkways around the rectangular lawn are bordered by plantings on either side including allées of Japanese stewartia, sun and shade perennials, spring bulbs, black gum trees for shade, understory magnolia and serviceberry, and woody shrubs including oakleaf hydrangea and Delaware Valley azaleas. The walled garden was reopened as a public park in 2010.

The memorial is an art installation within the lawn: 150 fiber optic light sticks depicting constellations, planets and stars as they were over Pittsburgh on the day and time of Ann Seamans' birth. Each light is labeled on a small disk and there is an interpretive sign on a raised overlook with a limestone bench in one corner. Artist Janet Zweig conceived the project that was installed by wiring each light stick into conduits under the lawn. The garden has park benches around the perimeter and lightweight movable furniture on the terrace.

Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
Related Materials:
Related materials at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the James Van Trump Archives (Pittsburgh History and Landmark's Foundation?). See also the Archives of American Gardens' J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA407
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb612c4ea9e-d652-49a3-b8f3-15bf1c80b959
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32268

[Fox Hollow]: The entry garden along the driveway is a tapestry of color, form and texture, with the artist-owner's welded pieces just seen in the background.

Photographer:
DeVuono, Julie Wood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (color, JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Fox Hollow (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- West Chester
Date:
2016 July 26
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- West Chester  Search this
Driveways  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Edging (inorganic)  Search this
Boulders  Search this
Birdhouses  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA841002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA841: West Chester -- Fox Hollow
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb656f3c16a-2d50-411d-be76-6a80c12b1576
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32910

Pasadena -- Casa Favorita

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Architect:
Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury (Firm)  Search this
Owner:
Shoch, Elena Miller  Search this
Shoch, James Ray, III  Search this
Photographer:
Russell, Julie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Casa Favorita (Pasadena , California)
Scope and Contents:
18 digital images (2019) and 1 file folder.
General:
The half-acre property had a 1924 salmon colored Italian revival style house with three mature live oaks and tapestry hedges when the current owners moved there in 1996. They enclosed the front courtyard with matching stucco walls and wrought iron gates, changed the hardscape from asphalt to decomposed granite, and re-routed the walkway to the front door to showcase a live oak. Forest green is used as an accent color on shutters and large ceramic jars, and salmon-colored azaleas were planted in the foundation beds. Azalea standards, a matching climbing rose, and a collection of pink zonal geraniums in terra cotta pots create a unified palette in the front garden. Formal parterres were built along one side of the house and planted with pastel-colored hybrid tea and floribunda roses and lavender, with a fountain and small stone bench. On the same axis and through a small gate there is another set of four parterres planted with daffodils, delphinium or zinnia in season with a second fountain in the center.

More potted zonal geraniums are displayed on a low wall at one end of the pink stone terrace, succeeded by a patch of lawn and another live oak and sitting area. A 60-foot long vegetable garden for heirloom tomatoes at the back of the property has been replaced by a bocce ball court. A swimming pool was built with concrete planters at the corners for lemon and orange trees in keeping with the Mediterranean style. A salmon colored loggia with comfortable seating has been added along the side of the pool where there is a small waterfall. A shady side of the garden has a large mirror with ornamental banana plants, clipped boxwood, potted plants and two small statues. The owners named their property Casa Favorita honoring Mexican tradition.

Persons associated with the garden include: Hannah Nevin Shaw and Major Roy A. Shaw (former owners, 1923-1958); James Drake MacNeil (former owner, 1958-1968); Phillip Cushing McGrath (former owner, 1968-1996); James R. Shoch and Elena Miller Shoch (owners, 1996- ); Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury (architects, 1924); James J. Yoch (1938-2018) (landscape designer, 1996-1997); Thomas Batcheller Cox (landscape designer, 2007-2012).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA625
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb680a893b8-d4bf-44a1-9a61-6866e4fb39df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33211

Center Harbor -- Hillcrest Farm

Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Photographer:
Gibson, Lolly  Search this
Sears, Robin  Search this
Dane, Edward N.  Search this
Dane, Arabella S.  Search this
Beinecke, Gina  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- New Hampshire -- Belknap County -- Center Harbor
Hillcrest Farm (Center Harbor, New Hampshire)
Scope and Contents:
54 digital images. Submission includes extensive description (history, chronology, description of the garden and farm), interviews with the owner, copies of plans and a plant list.
General:
Hillcrest has been a farm by the side of the road for over a century. When the current owners moved in, it had orchards, a maple sugar house, fields, forests, but no gardens, not even a vegetable garden. Today, it is a farm with a tapestry of gardens, rustic and formal, woven into challenging topography.
Persons associated with the design of the garden include Arabella S. Dane (horticulturist and garden designer, 1987- ); Thomas Wirth Associates (landscape architect, 1992-1993), Lucinda Brockaway (horticultural consultant, early 1990s), tres Fromme/3Fromme Design (landscape architect, 2004).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Hampshire -- Center Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH085
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cbb1e256-6e4b-4021-875a-d9c02a41b7a3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33224

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